Marlowe B. Erickson, 88, Minot and longtime farmer in the Carpio area, died Monday, July 4, 2011 in a Bismarck nursing home.
Marlowe was born May 21, 1923, in Ree Township of Ward County, near Hartland, ND, to Albert and Elizabeth (Birkeland) Erickson. He attended school in Hartland, graduating with the class of 1941. His education concluded with attendance of Minot Business College for a year.
Marlowe returned to his father’s farm in Ree Township, where he would carve his life path. He was united in marriage to Yvonne McKenzie on October 23, 1942. They made their home on the farm and were blessed with five children. Marlowe was mostly a grain farmer, often referring to his occupation as a hobby. Yvonne passed away in 1988 and he retired in 1990.
He married Jackie Stauss in 1984. They lived in Minot for a number of years.
Marlowe was a member of Carpio Lutheran Church and Hartland Lutheran Church, serving on the council. He was active in the community with service to the Carpio Township Board and Hartland School Board. He was a member of the Farmers Union in Carpio and Moose Lodge and Eagles Aerie in Minot.
He loved reading his extensive collection of Louis L’Amour books in addition to his life-long hobby of farming. He also enjoyed playing darts at the Moose Lodge, playing cards and visiting friends, where he always had time for coffee. He will be deeply missed by all who shared in his life.
His loving family includes: children, Diane (Raleigh) Rhone, Prescott Valley, AZ, David (Virginia) Erickson, Berthold, ND, Donald Erickson Paragould, AR, Duane (Luanne) Erickson, Minot, ND and Darlene Locken, Tempe, AZ, Grandchildren: Erick Rhone, Edward (Sunshine) Rhone, Scott (Tracy) Erickson, Kristen (Ed) Engel, Kershawn (Ryan) Michel, Tim Erickson, Melissa (Keith) Aiken, Nicholas (Stephanie) Erickson, Adam (Amanda) Erickson, Michael (Miranda) Locken and Heidi Jenish; (21) Great-Grandchildren; sister, Ila Axness, Mohall, ND; sister-in-law, Florence Erickson, Minot, ND and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marlowe was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Yvonne and Jackie, granddaughter, Danielle Erickson, infant sister, June, sister, Alice Carlson, brother, Earl Erickson and brothers-in-law, Carl Carlson and Roy Axness.
Funeral service:11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Carpio Lutheran Church.
Interment: A private family service will be held.
Visitation:Friday, July 8, 2011, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
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